Monday, August 21, 2017

A trip to gorgeous Sedona, AZ

Last weekend Ben's mom came to visit us! And of course, when someone visits you in Arizona, you take them to Sedona. Not that she has never been there before, she has been many - many times, it is just a place where you must go for a couple hours or maybe even for a weekend when you are...

A hike to Lockett Meadow, Flagstaff, AZ

When people think about Arizona, not everybody thinks about mountains and hiking. If you enjoy hiking and outdoor activities, you definitely have to visit Sedona and Flagstaff! Sunday afternoon, our friend Jordan picked us up and took us for a hike. We have never hiked up to Lockett Meadow before but heard a lot about the area and how pretty it...

Fulbright Program – Research/Study Abroad

Goal: "To increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries through exchange." The other day I went to listen to a Fulbright Scholarship presentation and it really grabbed my attention. Unfortunately, to apply I would have to be a US citizen, so I am out, but I thought there might be some people out there...

Knocking off two new places from my bucket list…

Welcome to the gorgeous Zion and Bryce Canyons! Echo, Ben and I left to visit Zion Friday morning. Originally we were going to leave on Thursday but I came down with a cold on Wednesday and had a fever so decided to take Thursday slow. I have been sick for almost two weeks, I lost my voice and was struggling...

Did you know? The Meaning behind the color of your passport! – Article from todayonline.com

Every passport in the world is said to feature a varying shade of either red, green, black or blue... BY SOO KIM features@mediacorp.com.sg PUBLISHED: 4:15 AM, MARCH 10, 2016 UPDATED: 10:31 AM, MARCH 10, 2016 LONDON — Have you ever wondered why your passport is red, while others are the colours that they are? Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, there is much more to it than you might...

Become more and grow as a person: spend money on experiences, instead of things…

I truly believe that I am who I am because I got a chance to travel and see more of the world. Obviously, sport had a lot to do with shaping my personality, but seeing other cultures, meeting people with different backgrounds changes our way of thinking and how we look at things forever. I never want to stop experiencing,...

My Bucket List

"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you have always wanted. Do them now." - Paulo Coelho Well...that was a nice and depressing way to start this blog post. You are welcome! I guess what I am trying to say is that most people (I really don't wanna put this on everyone,...

Let’s tour The Ryman Auditorium, the mother church of country music…

When I told people that Ben, Echo and I are about to go and check out Nashville, I received a "what did you just say?!" look from most of them...can't even blame them...neither Ben nor I am big fans of country music, but luckily we are both interested in seeing new places and learning about history. I think that even...

Tourists’ guide to tipping

Eeek...wrong tipping can cause some uncomfortable conversations and can result in looks that burn a hole in the back of your head...especially in foreign countries where you don't know what you are doing...and trust me you don't wanna piss off some crazy Hungarian taxi drivers :) Well...  It is always nice to know what the rules and expectations are in the...

Never forget to look up

About a month ago I saw a post on dksmithphotography (check out his blog, I love his photos) in which the title said: "...keep looking up...". It made me think and realize something important. I always look down when I walk. Why is that? I look at my shoes, I look at my phone, on better days I look around at...

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